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Diabetes Research Steering Group: Living with diabetes long-term

The Living with diabetes long-term group aims to improve our understanding of the long-term self-management of diabetes. This group will focus on a range of topics involved in self-management, including diet, exercise, glycaemic control including, hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, structured education and peer support, along with other more informal learning and support options. 

It will also cover mental health, psychological and emotional support, and behavioural changes related to the adherence to medication.

If you would like to share your views with the group on where research into long-term self-management and glycaemic control should be focused, please get in touch:


Chair: Dr Mark Evans, University of Cambridge

Dr Mark Evans is interested in hypoglycaemia and how the brain detects changes in glucose levels. He works on the development of new ways to help people avoid hypoglycaemia, using, for example, structured education or technology.

Who's involved?

Our diabetes steering groups are bringing together researchers, healthcare professionals and people with diabetes to create a roadmap for new research.

  • Professor Nick Oliver, Deputy Chair; Wynn Professor of Human Metabolism; Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Imperial College London
  • Robin Swindell, Lay member
  • Christine Holcroft, Lay member
  • Lis Warren, Lay member
  • Kumar Varma, Lay member
  • Samia Egeh, Lay member
  • Hannah Syed, Lay member
  • Dr Craig Beall, Research Fellow, University of Exeter
  • Professor Vivien Coates, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Practice Research, Ulster University
  • Dr Clare England, Academic Dietitian; Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol
  • Professor Jörg Huber, Professor of Health Sciences; Deputy Director and Academic Site Lead of the Research Design Service South East, University of Brighton
  • Manyee Li, Diabetes/Sport & Exercise Medicine Dietitian, University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Dr Anthony Tasker, Consultant Paediatrician, NHS Fife
  • Dr David Webb, Senior Lecturer in Diabetes Medicine; Honorary Consultant Physician in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine, University of Leicester
  • Dr Kyle Wedgewood, Research Fellow, University of Exeter
  • Dr Kirsty Winkley, Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Health Psychologist; Reader in Diabetes and Primary Care, King’s College London
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